Mattapan jury ordered to resume deliberations

The judge in the Mattapan murder trial ordered the jury to resume deliberations, saying “I do not believe there is a deadlock.”

Brian McGrory A crime then, and now

Shirley Simmons helped spare the city further racial violence in 1979 when her son was shot and paralyzed. Politicians promised to help, but they never did. Now she faces foreclosure.

News Analysis

With shift north, going gets tougher for Santorum

The upcoming Republican primary calendar holds a dwindling number of opportunities for Rick Santorum, making it difficult for him to rebound from defeat in Illinois.

Mass. economy grew more slowly in 2011 than first thought

The Massachusetts economy’s 2011 growth rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than first reported, University of Massachusetts researchers said.

UConn fans make Huskies games at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., a festive affair.

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Bob Ryan

Bob Ryan’s college basketball tour of New England

Ryan spent a season traveling around New England to all 21 schools that play Division I basketball. Here’s what he found.

Parents fear ‘Hunger Games’ too violent for young fans

Epic fights are already raging between parents who fear the PG-13 film will be too rough for young children and the elementary schoolers who insist they can handle it.

French police

French police corner shooting suspect

Police are preparing to storm an apartment building to arrest a holed-up gunman suspected in seven killings and claiming allegiance to Al Qaeda.

Nurses balk at bid to guide dealings with patients

Nurses unions say an increasing number of hospitals nationwide are asking nurses to adhere to standard scripts when talking to patients, down to how often they use a patient’s name.


Political Notebook

Restore Our Future, the political action committee backing Mitt Romney, spent $10.1 million on television ads, $775,000 on Internet ads, and $523,000 on direct mail last month, according to documents filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.

Super PAC spent $12m aiding Romney in Feb.

Restore Our Future, the political action committee backing Mitt Romney, put resources toward his efforts in Michigan and on Super Tuesday.